Petition of Alexander Evans and Others to Robert E. Horner, 8 July 18481To Robert E Hornor Esq[Esquire] Doorkeeper &c[etc]
We the undersigned members of the House of Reps do request that A, G, Matlack be retained in his present situation as messengerJuly 8th 1848
|Alexander Evans, of Md.|
|Wm Nelson N.Y–|
|P. W. Tompkins|
|Ricd Brodhead||A. Lincoln|
|John W Jones.|
|J R Ingersoll||Wm A Newell|
|A. H. Shepperd||J Gayle||W. Hunt|
|John W. Houston||Wm T. Haskell|
15 Members of both Parties, in favor of retaining A. G. Matlock as Messenger Ho. of R[House of Representatives]
1The author of this petition is unknown. Abraham Lincoln and the other signatories signed their own names.
2The first session of the Thirtieth Congress ended on August 14, 1848.
U.S. House Journal. 1848. 30th Cong., 1st sess., 1294.
Handwritten Document Signed, Harvard University